September 24, 2023

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed on Friday after infiltrating a Jewish settlement within the occupied West Financial institution, the Israeli military mentioned.

In a press release, the army mentioned the person tried to stab a resident within the Tene Omarim settlement and was shot by an armed civilian. It mentioned the infiltration had set off an alarm and troopers had been scanning the world.

The Palestinian Well being ministry confirmed the loss of life however gave no additional particulars.

The settlement is situated close to Hebron, a flashpoint metropolis within the southern West Financial institution that could be a frequent website of friction between Palestinian residents and Jewish settlers.

The incident occurred as Jews had been celebrating Shavuot, a pageant marking the day that Jews imagine the Torah was given to Moses on Mount Sinai in Egypt.

It was the newest in additional than a year-long spate of violence within the West Financial institution. Throughout that point, Israel has expanded near-nightly army raids all through the world in response to a rise in Palestinian assaults.

At the very least 113 Palestinians have been killed within the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem this 12 months, with almost half of them members of armed militant teams, in keeping with an Related Press tally. However stone-throwing youths and other people uninvolved in violence have additionally been killed. The Israeli military mentioned the variety of Palestinian militants killed is way greater.

In the meantime, Palestinian assaults on Israeli targets in these areas have killed 20 folks.

Israel captured the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem, together with the Gaza Strip, within the 1967 Mideast struggle. Palestinians search these territories for a future state.

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Some 700,000 Israelis now reside in settlements within the West Financial institution and east Jerusalem. Many of the worldwide group considers these settlements unlawful or obstacles to peace.